storytelling wedding photography in Surrey


storytelling wedding photography in Surrey

Surrey wedding photographer, based in Horley but covering the whole of the county as well as London and the rest of the South East. In Surrey we are quite spoilt for choice with some incredible wedding venues. Ranging from rustic farms with space for a festival-style tipi and glamping tents to stunning manor houses with chic decor, winding staircases and tiled entrance halls. I love that we have such a variety here in Surrey!


My wedding photography style is very informal and natural. Almost every single person who I've ever worked with has told me that they hate having their photo taken. My relaxed style helps to put people at ease and they have all ended up with photos they love!

“We could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding. Our photos are filled with emotions, happy tears, laughter and joy, all captured perfectly. We are so very grateful to her and could not recommend Nikki highly enough.” Natacha & Rupert

As a Surrey wedding photographer with a documentary style, I will mostly be taking candid, unposed images throughout the day and capturing those fabulous moments of emotion and happiness that you are going to want to remember. I combine this with some informal group photos and a few relaxed portraits of the two of you in and around your venue. I won't make you do any awkward posing, I want you to look back on your photos and see real memories, not set up poses!

“Nikki was a delight to work with – thoughtful, unobtrusive, captured the feel of our wedding perfectly and authentically. She really cares and it is truly evident in her photography. These are the best wedding photos we’ve ever seen and we would 100% recommend her!” Josh & Pippa

Here's a (admittedly slightly old) photo of me, Nikki van der Molen, a Surrey wedding photographer. This was probably a year or so ago so I'm a bit blonder and a bit heavier since Christmas! I live in Surrey with my boyfriend Mark and our recently acquired rescue cat, Jago. Check out my Instagram stories to see a bit more of him!


I love reading, I'm a total Harry Potter nerd. I'm a big fan of the to-do list. My aim this year is to get more into gardening, we bought a house last year and I want Jago to have a fun garden to explore. It's a bit of a boring garden at the moment! Most evenings you'll find me curled up under a blanket watching the latest Netflix obsession. I feel like I've been waiting my whole life to be in my 30s when it's socially acceptable to prefer a night in!

On the day I like to fit in with your pals like I'm another guest at the wedding, just with a couple of really great cameras! I won't interfere or direct very much for photos, with the obvious exception of the group photos. I like my photos to catch truly natural moments and genuine memories.


I would love it if you made me a promise - to print your photos! Photos are made to be printed. You don't have to get them through me of course, although I do offer beautiful prints and fine art albums. I just hate to think of all those wedding photos being stuck on a USB for years and never looked at. Please get your photos printed, you won't regret it!


I would love to hear more about your wedding - get in touch to tell me the details.


To find out more about my 2020-2021 pricing please fill in the form below and I will send you the information. I can't wait to hear more about your wedding plans!

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Here are some fabulous Surrey wedding venues that I have been fortunate enough to shoot weddings at in the past.